Putting business profits above public safety is the root of the problem with new measures being pushed through Congress that roll back hours-of-service (HOS) rules for commercial truck drivers to their 2011 form, allowing trucking companies to impose longer work days and driving shifts on drivers. The unsafe provisions, which have been attached to the fiscal year 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) funding bill by legislators in the pocket of trucking industry lobbyists, raise the number of hours drivers are permitted to drive each week from 60 to 73, plus an additional 10 hours of non-driving work, such as ... Read More
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